We had a great evening last Tuesday at our annual Christmas Carol party. The weather was mild and many dropped in once they heard the Salvation Army Band get going shortly after 6:45. A crowd of at least fifty enjoyed the mince pies and excellent mulled wine.
A dozen or more soldiers from the Blues and Royals stationed at Hyde Park Barracks joined us in uniform and a few were even persuaded to try some of the mulled wine.
The mulled wine was courtesy of Marianthe and Jane Bradbury of Number 39 with Neil Carthy adding some support.
We raised £1,483 for charity: 60% going to the Salvation Army fund for the Homeless and 40% to the Household Cavalry Foundation. Continue reading 2013 Christmas Carols Party
We had a great evening last Monday at our annual Christmas Carol party. The relatively mild weather led to a strong turnout and no doubt even more were encouraged to drop in when the Salvation Army Band struck up at 6:45. A crowd of at least fifty enjoyed the mince pies and excellent mulled wine.
Our carol singing efforts, somewhat paltry in previous years, were lifted by the presence of a dozen or more soldiers from the Blues and Royals stationed at Hyde Park Barracks. All our thanks go to Captain Alex Owen and his men without whom the Salvation Army Band might have been on their own, musically speaking. All they asked in return was a little mulled wine to keep away the cold.
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